Monday, June 24, 2013

The Inaugural Post!

Beginning a blog about architecture begins with the question: why?  Or perhaps more accurately, why do I care?

Architecture is that inescapable backdrop against which life happens.  Human existence is always somehow influenced by the architecture in which it takes place, for good or for ill.  I hope (with help from my co-editor!) to make this blog an interesting mix of discussions about high- and low-brow culture and what impact architecture has on all these different aspects of life.  I want to talk about the field of architecture and its relationships to feminism, social and geopolitical revolutions, government corruption, the ethics of practice, etc., just as much as I want to talk about architecture in comic books and movies.

And since I know architects don't read, I'll be adding posts with photos and drawings as well, don't worry!

Stay tuned for forthcoming posts about (among other things) the following topics:
  • The Pritzker Prize - often called the Nobel Prize of architecture, which I believe is completely facetious and I explain why.
  • A comparison of urban centers in the DC universe versus the Marvel universe, and why these differences are part of the greater differences between what stories DC and Marvel choose to tell.
  • Howard Roark, and why this archetype of architect can't die off quickly enough.
Want to read about something in particular?  Have some thoughts of your own that you'd like to share?  Just add a comment to let me know!

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